Tempe, AZ (September 7, 2022)
ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) has announced important dates and details for this years’ The Art of Writing Conference and The Christy Award Winners Gala. The conference and The Christy Award Winners Gala will be held Thursday, November 17, 2022 on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN

THE ART OF WRITING CONFERENCE: An afternoon conference for writers, storytellers & publishers
• When Weary & Discouraged, How We Can Care for Our Writing Souls
• What Makes a Gush-Worthy Book?
• How Reading Diverse Books Makes Us Better Authors and Humans
• To Tok or Not to Tok

Speakers include:

Jamie Lapeyrolerie – Editor
WaterBrook and Multnomah (Penguin Random House)

Carrie Booth Schmidt – Influencer
Influencer & Founder of Reading is My Superpower and Just Read Tours

Carolyn Weber – Author
Bestselling author of Surprised by Oxford, now a feature film

Cynthia Ruchti – Author
Bestselling author and literary agent for Books & Such Literary Management

Kelsey Bowen – Editor
Senior Acquisitions Editor at Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

Edwina Perkins – Editor
Acquisitions Editor for Iron Stream Media and Harambee Press

Dorena Williamson – Author
Bestselling children’s author of books that adults need too Speaker and Bridge-builder

Emilie Haney – Author
Author, Graphic Designer, and the IG creator of CreateExploreRead

Kristi Ann Hunter – Author
Award-winning author of more than a dozen Christian Fiction Regency romances

THE CHRISTY AWARD WINNERS GALA — Celebrating the year’s best in Christian fiction
The 2022 Christy Award winning novels will be presented over a formal dinner, while we honor the power of story through the legacy of bestselling author Jan Karon (The Mitford Series) with reflections by bestselling authors Amanda Dykes and Sarah Loudin Thomas. Our event also features bestselling and Christy Hall of Fame author Chris Fabry as our emcee, the 2021 Christy Book of the Year winning author Amanda Cox as our keynote, and multiple Christy winning author Becky Wade, as this year’s Christy Hall of Fame inductee.

Speakers include:

Chris Fabry
Award-winning author of more than 80 books, Christy Award Hall of Fame inductee, and host of Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio

Becky Wade
The Christy Award and Carol Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family Series, the Bradford Sisters Series, and the Misty River Romance Series

Amanda Cox
Award winning author of The Edge of Belonging (Christy Book of the Year 2021) and The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery

Jan Karon
The literary legacy of Jan Karon will be honored throughout our evening as she will be with us virtually.

Jevon Bolden
CEO of Embolden Media Group; founder of Christian Publishing Professionals of Color; author; and consultant for Christy Amplify Award

Visit: www.TheChristyAward.com